Last week, I went on vacation with my family. We drove from Wisconsin all the way to California and back.
We drove through Wisconsin to Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and stopped in Reno, Nevada for a few days. We went into California a few days in a row but stayed in Reno each night. Going home, we drove through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota, and then back to Wisconsin.
One of the first places we stopped on the trip was the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It really is huge! You could hardly see the land on the other side.
Shortly after than, we saw the Bonneville Salt flats. It's literally miles and miles of natural salt covering the ground, and it's where quite a few speed records have been set.
In Reno, Nevada, we stayed in a hotel called Circus Circus.
It was huge! There was a gigantic casino, stores, restaurants, and a huge circus midway inside. There were a bunch of really cool free performances all day by some really talented performers.
On one of the day trips to California, we went to Donner State Park, which was were the well-known pioneer Donner Party was stranded.
The other day in California, we spent at the beach at Lake Tahoe. The water was unbelievably clear and it had such beautiful mountain views. I left my phone in the car when we were at the beach, but I did get some really beautiful pictures of the lake from above when we were crossing the mountains.
Then, we started heading back in the direction of home.
I feel like this is getting pretty long so now I'll just have short captions with the pictures.
Lava flows in Idaho
Abandoned mining town in Montana
Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana
The dark colored stone is where the famous George Custer fell during the battle.
I also had my 20th birthday while on vacation! I'm no longer a teenager....how scary is that??
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Have you visited any of these places?